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[texts]Seneca his tenne tragedies - Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D
"The epistle dedicatory" signed: Thomas Newton
Keywords: Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D; Octavia, consort of Nero, Emperor of Rome, ca. 42-62; Hecuba (Legendary character); Mythology, Classical
Downloads: 935
[texts]Monasticon anglicanum, or, The history of the ancient abbies, monasteries, hospitals, cathedral and collegiate churches, with their dependencies in England and Wales : also of all such Scotch, Irish, and French monastaries, as did in any manner relate to those in England ... (Volume v.2) - Dugdale, William, Sir, 1605-1686
Title page in red and black ink
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[texts]A select collection of old plays (Volume v.10) - Dodsley, Robert, 1703-1764, ed
Title page vignette in all volumes
Keywords: English drama
Downloads: 363
[texts]The discouerie of witchcraft, : wherein the lewde dealing of witches and witchmongers is notablie detected, the knauerie of coniurors, the impietie of inchantors, the follie of soothsaiers, the impudent falshood of cousenors, the infidelitie of atheists, the pestilent practices of Pythonists, the curiositie of figure casters, the vanitie of dreamers, the beggerlie art of alcumystrie, the abhomination of idolatrie, the horrible art of poisoning, the vertue and power of naturall magike, and all the conueiances of legierdemaine and iuggling are deciphered: and many other things opened, which have long lien hidden, howbeit verie necessarie to be knowne. : Heerevnto is added a treatise vpon the nature and substance of spirits and diuels, & c - Scot, Reginald, 1538?-1599
Place and publisher cited from colophon
Keywords: Witchcraft; Magic; Demonology
Downloads: 961
[texts]The progresses and public processions of Queen Elizabeth. : Among which are interspersed other solemnities, public expenditures, and remarkable events during the reign of that illustrious princess. Collected from original manuscripts, scarce pamphlets, corporation records, parochial registers, &c., &c. Illustrated, with historical notes (Volume v.2) - Nichols, John, 1745-1826
Vol 1 has half title, preface and indices of places and persons visited prior to frontispiece and title page
Keywords: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603; Processions; Visits of state; Monarchy
Downloads: 316
[texts]Playes, maskes, epigrams, elegies, and epithalamiums : Collected into one volumne [sic]. By Thomas Nabbes - Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645?
Each work, also issued separately, has special title page
Downloads: 325
[texts]The works of Shakespeare: : in seven volumes. (Volume v.7) - Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Each volume has a volume title page, half-title, and a title page for each play; vol. 1 has a title page for the set and no half title
Downloads: 246
[texts]If you know not me, you know no body. VVith the building of the Royall Exchange, and the famous victory of Queene Elizabeth: anno 1558 - Heywood, Thomas, d. 1641
Described in W.W. Greg, A bibliography of the English printed drama, London, 1939, vol. 1, p. 352-353, no. 224(d)
Keywords: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603; Royal Exchange (London, England); Armada, 1588
Downloads: 173
[texts]The most excellent Historie of the Merchant of Venice. VVith the extreame crueltie of Shylocke the Iewe towards the sayd Merchant, in cutting a iust pound of his flesh: and the obtayning of Portia by the choyse of three chests. As it hath beene diuers times acted by the Lord Chamberlaine his Seruants. - Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
First edition
Downloads: 182
[texts]Catalogue of the Barton collection, Boston public library. In two parts: part I, Shakespeare's works and Shakespeariana; part II, Miscellaneous - Boston Public Library. Barton Collection

Keywords: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Downloads: 3,755
[texts]The works of Shakespeare : in eight volumes : collated with the oldest copies, and corrected : with notes, explanatory and critical (Volume v.4) - Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Vol. 1 has general title page; v. 2-8, each has special title page only
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[texts]The works of Shakespeare : in eight volumes : collated with the oldest copies, and corrected : with notes, explanatory and critical (Volume v.2) - Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Vol. 1 has general title page; v. 2-8, each has special title page only
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[texts]Glossarium eroticum linguae Latinae, sive, Theogoniae : legum et morum nuptialium apud Romanos explanatio nova ex interpretatione propria et impropria et differentiis in significatu fere duorum millium sermonum, ad intelligentiam poetarum et ethologorum tam antiquae quam integrae infimaeque latinitatis - Pierrugues, P. (Pierre)
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy quarterbound in black morocco-grained leather and papier tourniquet over boards (as described by Wolfe in Marbled papers). The armorial bookplate of the Barton Library is present on the front pastedown
Keywords: Latin language; Latin language; Erotic literature
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[texts]The First and second Part of the troublesome Raigne of John King of England. With the discouerie of King Richard Cordelions Base sonne (vulgarly named, the Bastard Fawconbridge:) Also, the death of King Iohn at Swinstead Abbey. As they were (sundry times) lately acted by the Queenes Maiesties Players - Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Originally published anonymously in 1591; falsely ascribed to Shakespeare. This did serve as the source play for his King John
Keywords: John, King of England, 1167-1216
Downloads: 136
[texts]The works of Shakespeare : in seven volumes : collated with the oldest copies, and corrected, with notes, explanatory, and critical (Volume v.1) - Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
This is the large paper issue printed in 75 copies, with gutter margin of approximately 1.5 cm. There is also a small paper issue with approximate height of 21 cm and gutter margin of approximately .7 cm. The letterpress of the two issues is identical
Keywords: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Downloads: 237
[texts]The progresses and public processions of Queen Elizabeth. : Among which are interspersed other solemnities, public expenditures, and remarkable events during the reign of that illustrious princess. Collected from original manuscripts, scarce pamphlets, corporation records, parochial registers, &c., &c. Illustrated, with historical notes (Volume v.1) - Nichols, John, 1745-1826
Vol 1 has half title, preface and indices of places and persons visited prior to frontispiece and title page
Keywords: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603; Processions; Visits of state; Monarchy
Downloads: 454
[texts]A select collection of old plays (Volume v.5) - Dodsley, Robert, 1703-1764, ed
Title page vignette in all volumes
Keywords: English drama
Downloads: 126
[texts]The second part of, If you know not me, you know no bodie. VVith the building of the Royall Exchange: and the famous victorie of Queene Elizabeth, in the yeare 1588 - Heywood, Thomas, d. 1641
Author's name does not appear in text
Keywords: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603
Downloads: 180
[texts]The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire / by Edward Gibbon, Esq. ; volume the first[-sixth] (Volume v.1) - Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794
According to both Norton and to Rothschild, vol. 1 was issued in two states. In this copy the pecularities of format, printing, and publication ascribed to the first edition, second state of vol. 1 are all present. In particular, leaves X₄, a₄, and b₂ are not cancelled. Vol. 2 of this copy is, however, taken from the second edition. See both bibliographies for further detail on the publication history of the various editions
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[texts]The progresses, processions, and magnificent festivities, of King James the First, : his royal consort, family, and court, collected from original manuscripts, scarce pamphlets, corporation records, parochial registers, &c., &c. ... Illustrated with notes, historical, topographical, biographical and bibliographical. (Volume v.1) - Nichols, John, 1745-1826
Vols. 3-4 (called also pt. 1-2 of v. 3) paged continuously
Keywords: James I, King of England, 1566-1625; Pageants
Downloads: 165
[texts]Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea : enla qual se co[n]tiene de mas de su agradable [y] dulce estilo, muchas sente[n]cias filosofales [y] auisos muy necessarios para ma[n]cebos, mostra[n]doles los engaños q[ue] esta[n] encerrados en seruientes [y] alcahuetas, [y] nueuame[n]te añadido el tractado d[e] ce[n]turio - Rojas, Fernando de, d. 1541
Colophon: El libro presente ... fue enesta inclita ciudad de Venecia. reimpsso por maestro Estephano da Sabio ... Lo acabo este año de Señor de.1534.a dias diez de julio ..
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[texts]The hogge hath lost his pearle : a comedy diuers times publikely acted, by certaine London prentices - Tailor, Robert, active 1614
Partly in verse
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[texts]Mr. William Shakespeare's comedies, histories, and tragedies : faithfully reproduced in facsimile from the edition of 1623 - Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
The Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies are separately paged with many errors, last page numbered 993. Collation, errors in paging and signatures agree with those of the edition of 1623 except that the "Catalogue of the seuerall Comedies, etc." is the 12th preliminary page, and page 37 of the Histories is correctly numbered
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[texts]The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire / by Edward Gibbon, Esq. ; volume the first[-sixth] (Volume v.2) - Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794
According to both Norton and to Rothschild, vol. 1 was issued in two states. In this copy the pecularities of format, printing, and publication ascribed to the first edition, second state of vol. 1 are all present. In particular, leaves X₄, a₄, and b₂ are not cancelled. Vol. 2 of this copy is, however, taken from the second edition. See both bibliographies for further detail on the publication history of the various editions
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[texts]The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire / by Edward Gibbon, Esq. ; volume the first[-sixth] (Volume v.3) - Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794
According to both Norton and to Rothschild, vol. 1 was issued in two states. In this copy the pecularities of format, printing, and publication ascribed to the first edition, second state of vol. 1 are all present. In particular, leaves X₄, a₄, and b₂ are not cancelled. Vol. 2 of this copy is, however, taken from the second edition. See both bibliographies for further detail on the publication history of the various editions
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[texts]The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire / by Edward Gibbon, Esq. ; volume the first[-sixth] (Volume v.6) - Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794
According to both Norton and to Rothschild, vol. 1 was issued in two states. In this copy the pecularities of format, printing, and publication ascribed to the first edition, second state of vol. 1 are all present. In particular, leaves X₄, a₄, and b₂ are not cancelled. Vol. 2 of this copy is, however, taken from the second edition. See both bibliographies for further detail on the publication history of the various editions
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[texts]The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire / by Edward Gibbon, Esq. ; volume the first[-sixth] (Volume v.4) - Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794
According to both Norton and to Rothschild, vol. 1 was issued in two states. In this copy the pecularities of format, printing, and publication ascribed to the first edition, second state of vol. 1 are all present. In particular, leaves X₄, a₄, and b₂ are not cancelled. Vol. 2 of this copy is, however, taken from the second edition. See both bibliographies for further detail on the publication history of the various editions
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[texts]When you see me, you know me. Or the famous chronicle historie of King Henry the eight, with the birth and vertuous life of Edward Prince of Wales : As it was playd by the high and mightie Prince of Wales his seruants. By Samvell Rovvly, seruant to the Prince - Rowley, Samuel, d. 1633?
Signatures: A-K4, L2
Keywords: Henry VIII, King of England, 1491-1547
Downloads: 209
[texts]The works of Shakespeare: : in seven volumes. (Volume v.2) - Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Each volume has a volume title page, half-title, and a title page for each play; vol. 1 has a title page for the set and no half title
Downloads: 230
[texts]The works of Shakespeare : in seven volumes : collated with the oldest copies, and corrected, with notes, explanatory, and critical (Volume v.5) - Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
This is the large paper issue printed in 75 copies, with gutter margin of approximately 1.5 cm. There is also a small paper issue with approximate height of 21 cm and gutter margin of approximately .7 cm. The letterpress of the two issues is identical
Keywords: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Downloads: 275
[texts]The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire / by Edward Gibbon, Esq. ; volume the first[-sixth] (Volume v.5) - Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794
According to both Norton and to Rothschild, vol. 1 was issued in two states. In this copy the pecularities of format, printing, and publication ascribed to the first edition, second state of vol. 1 are all present. In particular, leaves X₄, a₄, and b₂ are not cancelled. Vol. 2 of this copy is, however, taken from the second edition. See both bibliographies for further detail on the publication history of the various editions
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[texts]The Dvtchesse of Malfy. : a tragedy. As it was approvedly well acted at the Black-Friers, by his Majesties Servants. The perfect and exact copy, with divers things printed, that the length of the play would not beare in the presentment. - Webster, John, 1580?-1625?
Mostly in verse
Keywords: English literature
Downloads: 37
[texts]Voyages très-curieux & très renommez faits en Moscovie, Tartarie, et Perse - Olearius, Adam, 1603-1671
The original Offt begehrte Beschreibung der newen orientalischen Reise ... appeared in 1647, including J.A. von Mandelslo's short account of his voyage in India and Africa (first published in 1645). The voyages of Mandelslo, edited from his papers, were published by Olearius in 1658. The first edition of Wicquefort's translation appeared in Paris, 1656; the 2nd, "augmentée ... d'une 2de partie contenant le voyage de Jean Albert de Mandeslo, Paris 1659, and Leyde, P...
Keywords: Voyages and travels
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[texts]Monasticon anglicanum, or, The history of the ancient abbies, monasteries, hospitals, cathedral and collegiate churches, with their dependencies in England and Wales : also of all such Scotch, Irish, and French monastaries, as did in any manner relate to those in England ... (Volume v.1) - Dugdale, William, Sir, 1605-1686
Title page in red and black ink
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[texts]The works of Mr. William Shakespear; in six volumes. Adorned with cuts. : Revis'd and corrected, with an account of the life and writings of the author. By N. Rowe, Esq (Volume v.3) - Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
General t.p. in v. 1 only; each volume and each play has special t.p
Downloads: 231
[texts]The works of Shakespeare: : in seven volumes. (Volume v.6) - Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Each volume has a volume title page, half-title, and a title page for each play; vol. 1 has a title page for the set and no half title
Downloads: 221
[texts]Sauny the Scott: or, The taming of the shrew: : a comedy. As it is now acted at the Theatre-Royal. - Lacy, John, d. 1681
A prose alterations of Shakespeare's Taming of the shrew
Keywords: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Downloads: 232
[texts]The works of Mr. William Shakespear; in six volumes. Adorned with cuts. : Revis'd and corrected, with an account of the life and writings of the author. By N. Rowe, Esq (Volume v.6) - Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
General t.p. in v. 1 only; each volume and each play has special t.p
Downloads: 209
[texts]The most excellent historie of the Merchant of Venice : with the extreame crueltie of Shylocke the Iewe towards the said Merchant, in cutting a just pound of his flesh : and the obtaining of Portia by the choice of three chests : as it hath beene divers times acted by the Lord Chamberlaine his Servants - Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Printer's name Cf. ESTC
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[texts]The works of Shakespear in nine volumes : with a glossary : carefully printed from the Oxford edition in quarto, 1744 (Volume v.8) - Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Contains the dramatic works only
Downloads: 12
[texts]The works of Mr. William Shakespear; in six volumes. Adorned with cuts. : Revis'd and corrected, with an account of the life and writings of the author. By N. Rowe, Esq (Volume v.2) - Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
General t.p. in v. 1 only; each volume and each play has special t.p
Downloads: 205
[texts]The works of Shakespeare : in eight volumes : collated with the oldest copies, and corrected : with notes, explanatory and critical (Volume v.8) - Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Vol. 1 has general title page; v. 2-8, each has special title page only
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[texts]The works of Shakespear in eight volumes : the genuine text (collated with all the former editions, and then corrected and emended) is here settled, being restored from the blunders of the first editors, and the interpolations of the two last : with a comment and notes, critical and explanatory (Volume v.6) - Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Contains the dramatic works only, with an engraved portrait of Shakespeare by Vertue, after the Chandos portrait, at the front of volume. 1
Downloads: 12
[texts]The vvonder of vvomen, or, The tragedie of Sophonisba : as it hath beene sundry times acted at the Blacke Friers - Marston, John, 1575?-1634
In verse
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[texts]A Christian turn'd Turke: or, The tragicall liues and deaths of the two famous pyrates, Ward and Dansiker : as it hath beene publickly acted - Daborne, Robert, d. 1628
STC (2nd ed.) identifies the printer as N. Okes
Keywords: Ward, John?, fl. 1601-1615; Dansiker
Downloads: 324
[texts]Remarks on the Hon. Edward Livingston's introductory report to his system of penal law, prepared for the State of Louisiana - Lewis, Seth, 1764-1848
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy: an inscription at the bottom of the title page reads, "Ed. Livingston, Washington City."
Keywords: Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836; Criminal law
Downloads: 9
[texts]The plays and poems of William Shakspeare : corrected from the latest and best London editions, with notes (Volume v.1) - Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
The first edition of Shakespeare's Works produced outside the British Isles (Jaggard)
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[texts]Recherches historiques, critiques et bibliograpiques sur Améric Vespuce et ses voyages - Santarém, Manuel Francisco de Barros e Sousa, Visconde de, 1791-1856
Sabin 76850
Keywords: Vespucci, Amerigo, 1451-1512
Downloads: 31
[texts]Don Sebastian, King of Portugal : a tragedy acted at the Theatre Royal - Dryden, John, 1631-1700
The prologue is by Sir Henry Sheeres
Keywords: Sebastião, King of Portugal, 1554-1578
Downloads: 8
[texts]Sr Martin Mar-all, or, The feign'd innocence : a comedy, as it was acted at His Highnesse the Duke of York's theatre - Dryden, John, 1631-1700
Text is continuous despite register and pagination. For collation information, see MacDonald
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